Headteacher’s Newsletter

As we approach the end of another school year, here is the latest newsletter from the Headteacher.

Newsletter July 2018

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S – Factor Academy Summer Camp

S-Factor Academy are pleased to announce that they will once again be running their free disability athletics summer camp!

For more information, check out the External Resources page of this website!

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Parent Forum May 14th

The next Parent Forum Meeting is now scheduled for 9.45am on Monday May 14th.

This meeting will coincide with a visit from two of the organisations who are partnering with the Brent Knoll and Watergate Trust.

For more information please check out the Parent Forum page!

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The staff and students of 8B have safely arrived in Weymouth for their residential trip. They have already been for a paddle on the beach!

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Years 7 and 8 Residential Trip

All the students on the residential trip to Wide Horizons Margaret Macmillan House have arrived safely and are getting settled in for their stay. We look forward to hearing about their activities!

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In spite of the cold and snowy weather over the weekend, Brent Knoll School is open today (Monday March 19th) and the transport is running as usual.

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Spring Term Parents Evening

The next Parent’s Evening will be on Thursday March 22nd between 4pm and 6pm. Parent’s Evenings are an ideal opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and discuss their progress in all subject areas.

For more information or to book an appointment (for Primary parents) please see the letter in book bags or contact the school office.

Please note that there will not be provision for children to remain at school after 3.15pm or during the Parent’s Evening.

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To confirm, Brent Knoll School will reopen today (March 5th) after the bad weather. The transport will be running as usual.

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Since the adverse weather has cleared over the weekend, we anticipate Brent Knoll School being open tomorrow (March 5th) with the transport running as usual.

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Whilst we anticipate being open on Monday (March 5th) as usual; with the weather being as unpredictable as it has been, a final decision will be made at the earliest opportunity on Monday morning. Please see the website for updates.

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Due to the adverse weather once again this morning (March 2nd) the school transport will not be running. In light of this and the forecast for later on this afternoon, Brent Knoll School will be closed to students again today. Sincere apologies to all Parents, Carers and Pupils for the inconvenience caused. We take the safety of our students extremely seriously and this decision was taken with that very much in mind.

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Due to the adverse weather again this morning, the school transport will not be running today (March 1st). In light of that and the difficulty that many staff will have once again getting to us, Brent Knoll School will be CLOSED today. Please see the website later today and tomorrow morning for updates.

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At this moment in time, Brent Knoll School is aiming to be open as usual tomorrow (Thursday March 1st). However, if weather conditions deteriorate, a further decision will be made at the earliest opportunity in the morning.

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Due to adverse weather conditions, Brent Knoll School will be closed today. The school transport is not running and a number of staff are unable to get in. This means that we would not be able to confidently keep children safe. There will be further announcements later today with regards to tomorrow.

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The Brent Knoll And Watergate Trust

As many parents and carers will be aware, Brent Knoll School is part of a Co-operative Trust with Watergate school. The Trust would like to invite all Parent and Carers to become members of the Trust, which aims to explore ways to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, parents and school staff.
Membership application forms have been sent home with students and is free of charge.
For more information on the Trust and for information on the forthcoming meeting regarding Holiday Clubs, here is a letter from the Chief Executive of the Brent Knoll and Watergate Co-operative Trust Aine Ni Ruairc.

Brent Knoll and Watergate Trust Letter to Parents

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Parent and Carer Resource Making Group

If you have some time to spare on a Wednesday afternoon, the Parent Forum would like to invite you to join them to lend a hand making classroom resources. An opportunity to learn more about Makaton symbols, help improve the learning environment for our young people and connect with other parents over a cup of tea.


Resource making Group flyer2

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Parent Forum Meeting

The last Parent Forum meeting was held on February 7th, before half term. If you would like to see what was discussed, you can check out the minutes of the meeting below.

If you would like to be involved with the Parent Forum, you can contact them on

Parent Forum Meeting Minutes 07-02-2018


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The Next Parent Forum Meeting

The next meeting of the Parent Forum will be on Wednesday February 7th at 3.30pm.

Parent forum_Meeting agenda_07.02.18

Brent Knoll will be able to offer child care to parents who wish to attend if it is needed. Please fill in the form on the bottom of the agenda, or speak to the school office if you would like to make use of this supervision.

Also, we have another parent/carer survey – this time about how our students and their parents and carers use the school website. The survey is below, but will also go out in book bags. We would love to know your views!

Parent forum_BK website uses_Survey

If you have any other questions about the Parent Forum, you can email them on or contact Lucy Govan in the Admin department.

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A Letter From The New Acting Headteacher

Welcome back to a new year at Brent Knoll School. Here is a letter from the new Acting Headteacher, Mr Andy Taylor.

Letter from the Acting Headteacher

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Parent Forum Meeting November 9th 2017

Another reminder that there is a Parent Forum Meeting in school tomorrow – November 9th at 2pm.

Below is the revised agenda for the meeting.

Parent forum_Meeting agenda_2017-11-09

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Contact The School

Brent Knoll School

Perry Rise

SE23 2QU
0208 699 1047

Telephone and speak to one of our admin team Gemma Brownhill, Grace Cook or Jenny Elliott on number above.

Acting Headteacher: Mr Andy Taylor

Address: Perry Rise,
SE23 2QU


Telephone: 020 8699 1047

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